Starcom USA

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Starcom USA Reviews

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Starcom USA CEO Lisa Donohue
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good training program to learn the fundamentals of media (in 14 reviews)

  • Decent work-life balance if you are on the right team (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • This depends on what account you're on but the work-life balance can be awful (in 17 reviews)

  • Long hours, difficult to maintain healthy work-life balance, below industry compensation package (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company with great growth opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starcom USA

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth is very high. Work with the best brands and clients in the business for those who have gone to school to do so.

    Cons

    Starting salary can hinder here; its hard to live in a big city on this salary. Time needs to go in to come out with the job you truly desire in the long run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Director

    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Starcom USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice team when times are good

    Cons

    most of the time bad team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont trust

    Recommends
  3.  

    The training program is amazing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Starcom USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    training program is great
    professional atmosphere
    work environment

    Cons

    low pay
    inefficient processes
    management could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase pay to increase incentives of well qualified applicants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    LOVED being an intern here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Starcom USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great perks, great people. I loved it

    Cons

    can get lost in the crowd

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Casual Culture, High Performing Teams

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Starcom USA

    Pros

    Generous time off policy
    Intense Learning & Development programs
    Work Hard, Play hard mentality

    Cons

    Would love to see more diversity in our employee population

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more often!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing learning experience, great staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Starcom USA

    Pros

    Starcom is a great place to learn the ins and outs of the media world. Their training program is top notch and the internship program was an invaluable experience.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Large company, at times get lost in the mix

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage staff and engage in active learning practices

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunity for growth within company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Starcom USA

    Pros

    Young and fun corporate culture.
    Opportunities for career advancement.
    A lot of women hold upper-level management positions.
    Easy to transfer locations.
    Casual dress code.

    Cons

    Salary is very low for entry-level positions.
    Very limited amount of paid-time off.
    Employees frequently work 50 hours/week and sometimes more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! Great company to work for. I recommend increasing the starting salary of all employees at Starcom.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Starcom provides you with great opportunities, friendly co-workers, & fun perks.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Starcom USA

    Pros

    Vacation days, flex days and 25 paid holidays are a great perk. There is a general timeline of when you will be promoted and it seems like most managers stick to it and are conscientious of your time and effort you put into each position you hold. Starcom has many major-brand clients (ie Kellogg's, Burger King, Allstate, Nintendo, Blackberry, etc) which provides a great experience and is a great resume builder.

    Cons

    starting salaries are a little on the low side

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was educational.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Connections Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Connections Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Starcom USA

    Pros

    They take training seriously and want to make sure you succeed. They move very quickly, intelligently and are a fast-paced company. They use a 360-holistic review process.

    Cons

    They are a fast-paced company; if you are used to a more leisure work environment this is not for you. Though they try for work-life balance, it seems a difficult thing to achieve there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Distribute work more equitably; more people to handle the work-loads.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Insights & Analytics in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Insights & Analytics in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Starcom USA

    Pros

    The People, Work life balance, Flexibility and Paid Time Off Policy

    Cons

    Politics
    Some employees are not passionate about their work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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